We believe families should stay together. Through this program, we will provide assistance to pet families in their time of need so they can stay together. All too often pets are surrendered to rescue groups due to lack of training knowledge, a natural disaster, or a financial set back.
PUP took on the sole responsibility for the Kabul Small Animal Rescue staff members and their families that did not make it through the HKIA gates during the withdrawal in August 2021.
We have since taken on the 58 people from Operation Magic Carpet that were left without any support in Pakistan.
We need to sort out the operation magic carpet groups documentation problems asap. They need that fixed so they can exit the country. This has been a huge undertaking for our tiny rescue, but these people are worth the effort.
Our KSAR group has all the documentation required.
We want to stress that some staff from both orgs left their homes when they evacuated and can not go back to them because it is too dangerous or new people have moved in. This is a group of women, religous and ethnic minorities who face active persecution in Afghanistan.
Unfortunately there is a backup with US immigration and refugee processing, so it is taking longer for processing for the former Kabul small animal rescue group. We have a few months to go with them.
We are solely responsible for their support until cases are done.
We cannot start cases for Operation Magic Carpet group until documentation is fixed, so we have no timeliness for them yet.
We are committed to continue to work on the welfare of the 230 staffers and families who asked for help. We will not abandon them. They are our friends and rescue colleagues.